Month: May 2012

Why didn’t GOP care about George W. Bush’s deficits?

The last ten days or so have left Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, in damage-control mode as he tries to distance himself from an incendiary, racially-charged anti-Barack Obama ad campaign that would have featured the president’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. After two or three news cycles in which Ricketts was harshly criticized for his…
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Gay marriage should be legal, regardless of what churches think

In the contentious debate surrounding gay marriage, a couple of conservative talking points stand out for their irrationality. One of those is the notion that allowing same-sex couples to marry would represent a gross usurpation of religious freedom. Like the equally ridiculous idea that homosexual marriage would somehow undermine heterosexual marriage, the notion of infringing…
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